Jack was in Paris attending a conference on cabinet making.
After the session was finished he decided to have a coffee in
one of the many pavement cafés along the Champs-Élysées.
He hadn’t been there long when a beautiful girl walked by,
smiled at him and sat down opposite. Unfortunately she
could not speak any English at all, so he took a pen and
paper from his briefcase and drew a cup of coffee followed
by a question mark. She nodded and he ordered another
cup. Later he drew a taxi and again she nodded so they were
soon sitting in a cab touring the Left Bank and the sights of
Paris. Towards evening he drew a table with wine and food
and it wasn’t long before they were enjoying a beautiful meal
in one of the finest Parisian restaurants. As the meal came to
an end, the girl took the pen from Jack and drew a fourposter
“Why, that’s amazing,” he said. “How on earth did you know
I was in the furniture business?”